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Testify on the State & Capital Budgets This Week!

March 01, 2020

Our children need your help!

Today and tomorrow, the Senate Finance Committee will be discussing the state's operating budget (HB205) and capital budget (SB154). Alaska State Legislators have the power to include funding of critical early education services and programs, supporting young children in Alaska and giving them the opportunity to succeed in school and life.

Please testify and ask your legislator to show support for early childhood education funding!

1. How to Testify – Here are your options

  • Call in: Anchorage 907-563-9085 | Juneau: 907-586-9085 | General (off-net): 844-586-9085
  • Email: Send written testimony to [email protected] (deadline 5 pm on March 19)

2. When to Testify

Wednesday, March 18
1 pm (sign up by 2:30 pm): Municipality of Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, and off-nets

Thursday, March 19
9 am (sign up by 10:15 am) : Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Kenai, Kodiak, Seward, Valdez, Homer, and Cordova

3. What to Say

  • Tell your legislators why you think early education is important.
  • Ask them to include early education funding in the budget.
  • Thank them for their support of Alaska's children.
  • Check out these tips for testimony

4. What to Expect

  • Public testimony is limited to 2 minutes each.
  • If calling in, call in 30 minutes prior to the end of the allotted time period.
    • When your testimony is complete, hang up to keep the lines open for other callers.

Good luck and thank you for your advocacy!